Black JadeUSA 2020
Director: Guy Longstreet
Cast: Sasha Grant, Gareth Brett Koorzen, Odell Mack
104 Min. | OV | Originalversion
If Raymond would have been a character in his own novel, he would be the »unreliable narrator«. But his own novel is just a blank sheet of paper. Everyday he pulls it into the typewriter, types a few words, pulls it out, throws it away. Full of ambitions he came to LA with his wife Dorothy, now he is sitting in the clinically clean apartment, while Dorothy turns more and more into a career woman packed by ambition. The gap between the two widens every day, suspicion and jealousy are the only things that can fuel Raymond‘s imagination. He becomes the unreliable narrator in his own life, perception becomes a permanent threat. Until Dorothy gets a surprise visit from her twin sister. She is everything Dorothy is lacking. The perfect plan grows, he has to get rid of Dorothy and exchange her for her sister. But whose plan is it - and how is Raymond supposed to know that? A visual maelstrom, so beautiful, so intoxicating and so unreliable in distinguishing between madness and reality. At the end, a jogger runs along in front of Raymond‘s balcony who might be the key to everything. Not for Raymond though, as he either has completely lost his mind, or he became a victim in the most diabolical intrigue that even a Raymond Chandler could not have worked out better. But Raymond‘s sheet of paper in the typewriter stays white.